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The second day of the 76th World Health Assembly will start at 9AM CEST.

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The 76th World Health Assembly elected Dr Christopher Fearne @chrisfearne from #Malta 🇲🇹 as President of #WHA76… Picture of Dr Christopher F...
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🇹🇬 #Togo 
🇸🇦 #SaudiArabia 
🇨🇳 #China 
🇪🇨 #Ecuador 
🇧🇹 #Bhutan 

as Vice-Presidents of #WHA76
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In five years, #JoeBiden will likely get the #NobelPeacePrize. But not because he did anything proactively for peace.

It is because a #Multipolar World will be more peaceful than a unipolar one, and Biden has done more than anyone else (albeit unwittingly) to further that. (1/n)
The US-led #sanctions against #Russia in response to the #UkraineRussiaWar have forced countries around the world to abandon the US dollar as a medium of trade. This is forcing the rest of the world (non-West) together. Banning Russia from #swift was most important in this. (2/n)
#India and #China desperately need oil. Because of sanctions, Russia is providing oil at cheap rates to both. Russia has now become India's largest source of oil, displacing Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Chinese imports of Russian oil have also zoomed upwards. (3/n)
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𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐚 & 𝐏𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧'𝐬 𝐉𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐄𝐟𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐓𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐓𝐡𝐞 ‘𝙂𝙇𝙊𝘽𝘼𝙇 𝘽𝙐𝘿𝘿𝙃𝙄𝙎𝙏 𝙎𝙐𝙈𝙈𝙄𝙏 (𝙂𝘽𝙎)’, 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐃𝐞𝐥𝐡𝐢 𝐈𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤

𝐓𝐇𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐃 . . .
For Information: @IbcWorldOrg Image
1. 𝙎𝙞𝙜𝙣𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙂𝘽𝙎
GBS is a big lash on #China. #CCP has demolished several Buddhist sites and as its core communist policy, has no space for religion. GBS reminds the Buddhist countries that #India is their only 2nd home from where #Buddhism went to world. ImageImage
2. 𝙄𝙨 𝙄𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙖 𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣 𝙎𝙤𝙪𝙩𝙝 𝘼𝙨𝙞𝙖?
Top #Buddhist countries in the world include #Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, #Bhutan, #SriLanka, Myanmar & Vietnam. With religious & historical attachments, #India is knocking on all the fronts of Atheist #China Image
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#σημερα είναι ημέρα καταγωγής στην #haiti, #berchtoldstag σε #Switzerland και #lichtenstein, ημέρα καρναβαλιού στο #saintKittsAndNevis, #nyinlong στο #bhutan, πρώτη μέρα του καρναβαλιού του μαύρου και του άσπρου στη νότια #colombia,

ημέρα νίκης των ενόπλων δυνάμεων στην #cuba.

#σανΣημερα το 1492 ολοκληρώνεται η #reconquista με την παράδοση της #granada στους Ισπανούς.

To 1818 ιδρύεται ο βρετανικός #institutionOfCivilEngineers.

To 1843 κάνει πρεμιέρα η όπερα #theFlyinDutchman του #RichardWagner στη #dresden.

To 1905 ιδρύεται το αμερικανικό αναρχικό συνδικάτο #industrialWorkersOfTheWorld.

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#Indian and #Chinese Troops clashed along the Yangste river in Tawang sector in Arunachal Pradesh on December 9, 2022

>> This was the first such incident involving the Indian soldiers and Chinese PLA troops since the Galwan Valley incident in 2020

Both sides patrol areas up to their claim lines and this has been a trend since 2006.

What is the Background?

>>According to the India Army, there are certain areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Tawang Sector that are areas of differing perception.

The #LAC is divided into
>>Western (Ladakh),
>>Middle (Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand), Sikkim,
>>Eastern (Arunachal Pradesh) sectors.

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The "Integrated country strategy" with #SriLanka will likely be our template for #BharatVarsh as a union of #Indic civilization.
Interesting to note that instead of imposing ourselves we've let the #SriLanka govt outline the details of the integration process on their terms.
A detailed description of what they're looking at below . In essence seems to be much like a federation of union of states .Better for the people of both nations .
Russia went straight to Dand .
We try to stay between Saam & Daam use Bhedh if necessary as a measure of Dand .
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1. No paradigm shift has yet happened in public German perceptions of the "#RussianWar:" For most politicians and commentators, #Ukraine keeps being far away. @UKRinDEU @GermanyinUA
2. Many #Germans subconsciously picture the war the following way. Of course, we are aware that formally #Ukraine is close. But, deep in our souls, we know that Ukraine lies between #Tibet and #Bhutan. Our #Germany, in contrast, is here, close, safe, and warm.
3. We want to keep it that way. Ukraine will have no choice but to stay behind the Himalayas while we will continue living in our old home, the #EU-#NATO continent. Such is life... Sure, we have lots of interest, empathy, and respect for #Ukrainians.
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The @CDCgov is listening! Today, @EthnicMediaSvc hosts a roundtable with Bhutanese, Burmese, and Uyghur refugees and how these communities have managed the pandemic. #refugees #COVID19 #healthequity #publichealth #RIM
Speakers include: Faustina Palmatier, Karen Society of Buffalo; Aung M. Naing, President and Co-founder, Network of Myanmar American Associations @netmaa Sudarshan Pyakurel, Executive Director, Bhutanese Community of Central Ohio
Also: Parshuram Chamlagai: Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh; Omer Kanat, Founder and President, Uyghur Human Rights Project @Omerkanat1 @uyghurproject
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As #china claimed the Sakteng wildlife sanctuary in eastern #bhutan in June 2020—in likely an effort to sow further confusion—it built a new track to one of four new areas cleared for construction in the Dramana and Shakhatoe areas of western Bhutan.
Given the Ladakh crisis that had just begun, it’s likely decision makers were off-balance as China exerted additional pressure with new deployments along the LAC, some of which we still see today. (imagery: @planet)
Furthermore, construction activity has also been monitored in the Langmarpo valley and further south on the Doklam plateau. Several areas have been cleared and we expect additional construction activity in 2022. Here's an area with new foundations (imagery: @capellaspace)
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🧵Two by @ChawlaSwati

1/ On #Tibet in the Indian imagination:

Yesterday, we looked at how #Tibetans perceived India+ how the @DalaiLama walked in the path of many of his countrymen before him when he came into exile in India.

Let's turn the gaze in the other direction today.
2/ Indians have at least two vantage points from where to view #Tibet. Parts of #Himalayan India border Tibet👇. Thanks to older connections of religious patronage, pilgrimage, and trade, the perspective from these regions is often v. diff from the capital in New Delhi.
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3/ Indian cities of Gaya, Sanchi+ Sarnath were imp pilgrimage sites for Tibetan Buddhists; as was Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet for Hindu+ Buddhist pilgrims from India. The imagination of an “Akhand Bharat” (Undivided India) often included #Tibet.


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🧵One by @ChawlaSwati

On the @DalaiLama & India:
1/ Many of us know that the 14th @DalaiLama has been living in #exile in #Himalayan town of #Dharamsala in northern India since 31 Mar 1959.

Why India?
Was he blazing a trail w/ his escape?

Map from @TIME (1959)
2/ Second question first: No, he wasn't.

In coming to India, the @DalaiLama trod the path of many #Tibetans before him-- traders+ aristocrats, monastics+ laity, and his predecessor, the 13th #DalaiLama, Thupten Gyatso, who had lived in exile in British India from 1910-12.

3/ Aristocratic families in #Tibet were closely tied in networks of monastic patronage, intermarriage +trade w/ eastern #Himalayan kingdoms of #Bhutan+ #Sikkim. The British Political Officer in Sikkim kept close watch on these alliances. Here he is w/ the 13th #DalaiLama👇.

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Nov 11 is Constitution Day in Bhutan, the birthday of Bhutan's 4th King, Jigme Singye Wangchuck; monarch at the age of 19, the father of Gross National Happiness, the man who scripted Bhutan's journey to democracy, lovingly called K4. Thread. #Bhutan #November11 Image
When Jigme Singye Wangchuck was crowned
as Bhutan’s fourth hereditary monarch after his father's untimely death at 42, the prince became in 1974 the world’s youngest head of state and monarch. The oldest on throne was 82 yr old Haile Selassie of Ethiopia. Image
Times were troubled toward the year of his succession. Tibet was swallowed by Communist China. Peking was claiming Bhutan 'as lost territory.'
A plot on the Crown Prince’s life was also reported in the 70s. There were apprehensions whether he would be able to take charge.
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This thread is a list of nations that have vaccinated at least 70% of their populations, and how they're doing on a cases/deaths per day bases before and after during the #COVID19 #pandemic.
All vaccination rates are as of October 1, 2021.
All cases/deaths are as of October 20, 2021.
Data from the publicly available Our World in Data dataset.…
#Andorra has seen a 25.3% drop in cases and a 56.7% drop in mortality.
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#Bhutan🇧🇹: Atleast 10 people killed and injuring five in flash floods triggered by heavy rains washed away a remote mountain camp in Bhutan, authorities said.
#Bhutan🇧🇹:Massive flooding has been reported in the eastern Himalayan country, accompanied with strong landslides.

📍 #Trongsa and #Palela road
#Bhutan #Nature
🎥 @Rajputanalegend
#Bhutan🇧🇹:Massive flooding has been reported in the eastern Himalayan country, accompanied with strong landslides.
#bhutan #flood
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#China Is Building Entire Villages in Another Country’s Territory

Since 2015, a new network of roads, buildings & military outposts has been constructed deep in a sacred valley in #Bhutan

it openly violates China’s founding treaty with Bhutan.…
2) This involves a strategy that is more provocative than anything China has done on its land borders in the past.

The settlement of an entire area within another country goes far beyond the forward patrolling and occasional road-building that led to war with India in 1962.
3) By mirroring in the Himalayas the provocative tactics it has used in the #SouthChinaSea, Beijing is risking its relations with its neighbors, whose needs and interests it has always claimed to respect, and jeopardizing its reputation worldwide. Image
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🟧Alors que tous les regards sont portés vers l'Inde et ses chiffres #Covid assez impressionnants, de nombreux pays qui lui sont frontaliers connaissent aussi une très forte hausse de leur cas de #COVID19.

➡️Voyons la situation des pays concernés proches de l'#Inde :

➡️🇳🇵Le #Nepal subit actuellement une très forte hausse de son nombre de cas de #Covid_19 ! En 7 jours, la moyenne journalière est passée de 1174 à 3273 cas par jours !

Soit une hausse de +178%😯

Le taux de positivité a lui aussi fortement augmenter, atteignant 26% le 25/04 !
➡️🇵🇰Le #Pakistan, lui aussi a vu sa courbe de cas #COVID19 augmenter très rapidement !

🧐En revanche, il semblerait que la courbe tende à la baisse après avoir atteint un maximum de 5573 cas journalier en moyenne !

La positivité a quand à elle augmentée pour atteindre 10,6%
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Join WHO, the Canadian government and world leaders for the Global #Diabetes Summit and hear about a new initiative that will bring a much-needed boost to efforts to prevent diabetes and bring treatment to all who need it.

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How much do you know about #diabetes

👀 Watch to learn more about the causes, symptoms and how it can be treated 👇
WHO is launching a Global #Diabetes Compact to catalyze political commitment for action to increase the accessibility and affordability of life-saving medicines for diabetes and also for its prevention and diagnosis.
More info 👉 Image
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#VTVyhdessä Valtiontalouden Tarkastusvirasto (VTV) – pukki kaalimaan vartijana | Pauli Vahtera, 25. marras 2020
- Erityisen huolestuttavaa on, että myös VTV käyttää verorahoja huolettomasti. Konkreettinen esimerkki on kolmen virkanaisen matka #Bhutan:iin.… ImageImageImage
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Pertama kali ke TNK th 2017, bareng Bang @TodungLubis. Setelah itu bbrp x ke sana, tmasuk bareng menteri LHK. Komodo2 di Pulau Rinca lebih gesit, lincah, muda. Komodo di P. Komodo lebih "lamban", gede2. Rada tua. Kata ranger-nya. Kedua pulau untuk konservasi #soalKomodo 😊
Dari awal ke sana, kemudian saat bareng Bu Siti Nurbaya, saya bandingkan wisata di TNK dg wisata ke Machu Piccu di #Peru (iya, saya pernah ke sana😊). Jumlah pengunjung harian TNK harusnya dibatasi untuk jaga habitat agar Komodonya bisa berkembang biak lebih "nyaman"
Lha kog sekarang malah mau bangun properti2 dan fasilitas untuk wisatawan di Pulau Rinca? Pengunjungnya harusnya dibatasi. Banyak didatangi pengunjung aja Komodo bisa stress, apalagi ada proyek pembangunan? Brisik? Bangunan yg ada sudah cukup. Imo😐
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Meski Islam tak diakui, bukan berarti Islam dilarang. Muslimin hi dup sebagaimana rakyat Bhutan pa da umumnya. Mereka memiliki hak sebagai warga negara serta memiliki hak untuk bekerja. Hanya satu hal yang tak diizinkan, yakni menyebarkan agama atau dakwah Islam. Image
Oleh karenanya, jumlah Muslimin tak berkembang pesat di sana. Komunitas Muslim pun hanya hidup di kalangan mereka saja. Tapi, mereka dapat hidup nyaman di sana.…

#bhutan #dakwahislam #tolakpenjajahanbudaya #gerakannasionalbudayanusantara
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If everyone remembers, #China is doing the same at Tri junction of India - #Nepal - China at Lipulekh area. Building up at Tri junctions. The aim for this would be :
1. To take #Bhutan and Nepal ,in the wake of India- China conflict ,on their side by using this as a base for..
..infrastructural and access support to them.
2. Leverage their territories to deploy troops from within their areas against India, as India has minimal or nil deployment against Nepal and Bhutan.
3. Use this to cry Wolf if India ever acts against it because it would have ..
..fallout on N and B too.
4. It’ll start some projects around it, and most probably with B, like it had started with N, to justify the presence of this base as Non military.
Very smart move indeed ! Wish we would also do things like these and play the game as it’s meant to be!
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Have said this before, will repeat. I expected more from you @DrSJaishankar . But you have sorely disappointed by being too eager to impress your boss @narendramodi over sane foreign policy . It’s clear @RahulGandhi got under your skin when he exposed your abject failure.
Do you honestly believe photo ops are a substitute for sustained diplomatic engagement, have you not had to clean up the mess @narendramodi often creates or clarify the lies he peddles? Now onto your hollow claims
#China Intruded occupied our territory, first combat casualty in 45 yrs on Ladakh border. No real disengagement. Despite Sabarmati & Mahaballipuram China now closer to Pakistan, against us at NSG, UNSC interfered in Kashmir. What success are you referring to? @DrSJaishankar
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.@RahulGandhi hs questions on Foreign Policy. Here are some answers:

•Our major partn’ships are strongr & internat’l standng higher.Witness regular summits&informal meetngs wth #US #Russia #Europe & #Japan.India engages #China on more equal terms politically.

Ask the analysts.
•We speak our mind more openly now. On #CPEC, on #BRI, on South China Sea, on UN-sanctioned terrorists, etc.

Ask the media.
• And address the #border infrastructure imbalance legacy. Compare 2014-20 with 2008-14. Budget up by 280%, road building by 32%, bridges by 99% and tunnels by 6 times.

Ask our Jawans.
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Welcome back to another episode of the #WildAboutFacts series. Today, we are taking over your feed with pictures and #trivia of one of the most alluring creatures from the #wild, the #RedPanda.

Join us, share your #photographs of the #Firefox of the #Himalayas.

📷Sourav Mondal

Its distinctive fur has earned this species monikers such as #Firefox, Firecat, or Fire-coloured Cat. Arguably, the #RedPanda is the only true #Panda, as the #GiantPanda, which is believed to be closely related, belongs to the #bear family.

📷Senthil Murugan

Around half of the #RedPanda’s natural habitat lies in the Eastern #Himalayas#Nepal, #Sikkim, northern #WestBengal, #Bhutan, and #ArunachalPradesh.

Its remaining home is in northern #Myanmar and a few provinces of central #China.

📷Ramshesha N
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